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Police: Late-Night Driving Gets Dicey in Haddonfield

Haddonfield Police make three arrests for late-night car incidents.

You might want to be just a little bit more cautious during late-night drives through Haddonfield.

Police this week announced three arrests, including two DWIs and a resisting arrest, all for motor-vehicle incidents.

Edmund C. Peach III, 51, of Munn Lane in Cherry Hill, was arrested on Tuesday at 11:10 p.m. after he allegedly passed out at the wheel while sitting at a traffic light on Haddon Ave. at Kings Highway. He was charged with DWI, consuming alcohol in an open container in a motor vehicle, careless driving and obstructed view. He was released later with a court date.

Michelle Carroll, 21, of the 200 block of Heritage Road in Cherry Hill, was arrested and charged with DWI after a one-vehicle accident on Kings Highway East and Hopkins Lane on Jan. 6. She was processed and later released with a court date.

Eric B. Vermaat, 25, of the 400 block of Reillywood Ave., was arrested on Jan. 5 and hit with a slew of charges after police say he wrecked a car he was driving in an accident and left it on the lawn of a neighbor in the 400 block of Farwood Road at 4:52 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Vermaat wasn't arrested until 19 hours later, shortly before midnight that day, when police matched the tags of the car to his residence.

He was charged with resisting arrests, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, parking on private property and two other related charges. He was released on $500 bail and given a Jan. 15 court date.

Joeseph Momma January 12, 2013 at 02:07 PM
Ah, the Vermaat dynasty begins its fall.
Mike January 12, 2013 at 02:56 PM
That's cold.
Marie January 12, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Joeseph Momma - that remark is uncalled for and, frankly, mean.....I wouldn't use my real name either. The problem, of course, is alcohol abuse - it is a huge problem in this society, and is responsible for lots of misery and damage in this world. I pray that the people involved get help.
Yah Mo B There January 12, 2013 at 08:13 PM
yeah blame it on anythign but the individuals
Maryann Campling January 12, 2013 at 11:26 PM
You wouldn't believe what I see on a daily basis driving around this town....some of these drivers are either drunk, arrogant, or just plain stupid. Speed limits, double yellow lines, stop signs and lights are ignored....it is a miracle that there aren't more accidents.
Joe January 13, 2013 at 02:32 AM
You said it.
Marie January 15, 2013 at 03:23 PM
Joe Momma/Yah Mo Be There - pretty sure you're the same person.....your reply is silly - "blame it on anything but the individuals" - of course, the person intoxicated is responsible for the damage they do, however, the DEEPER (read that - DEEPER) problem is that they are not in their right mind as a result of ALCOHOL abuse - this same person sober would NOT be doing these things - I can almost guarantee it. So, subscribe to the myopic blame game if you want to - I am attempting to comment on the root of the problem.
Marie January 15, 2013 at 03:24 PM
I also agree Mary Ann - plenty of reckless/selfish driving in town.....these are not kids either - people over 40 who should know better.

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